ABBOTTABAD: A married woman was found dead in the forest near a remote village of Galiyat, the police informed on Tuesday.
Donga Gali police quoted Kulsoom Bibi of Bagan Village as saying that her daughter, Rabia Bibi 20, got married to Faisal of village Lakhaitar Bakot village two years back.
She said the wedding took place in Karachi. Soon after their marriage, Faisal went to work in Saudi Arabia, leaving Rabia at home. In August 2015, according to the complainant, her daughter allegedly eloped with her cousin Nadir, also of Bagan Village, and got married without divorcing Faisal, who also lodged an FIR against her at Bakot Police Station.
Their case is still pending in a local family court. The complainant said that after Rabia’s marriage with Nadir, she and the rest of the family had stopped meeting Rabia.
On Monday evening, she was informed that her daughter’s body had been found in the nearby forest.
The complainant has accused Nadir, his brothers Adil and Abid, their father Abdul Shakoor, and Basharat and Iftikhar – who are also their relatives – of the murder of Rabia. According to police the body carried no visible injuries but the chances of suicide or being poisoning could not be ignored.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2017.
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